WSR 09-15-110

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SECRETARY OF STATE


[ Filed July 16, 2009, 10:02 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 65.24 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The legislation directs the secretary of state to adopt rules to ensure harmonious practices of recording officers who conduct electronic recording or real property documents.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The office of the secretary of state has involved the departments of revenue and licensing in the development of the proposed rules. Both departments will continue to receive notice of the rule-making process and avenues for participation.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Megan Moreno, P.O. Box 40220, Olympia, WA 98504-0220, phone (360) 902-4141, fax (360) 586-5629, e-mail mmoreno@secstate.wa.gov. Notice of the public hearing will be provided in the CR-102 form.

July 16, 2009

Steve Excell

Assistant Secretary of State

Washington State Code Reviser's Office